OPENING HOURS

From October 15th, 2021
*Pending advice from NSW Health
5:30pm – 9:15pm Wednesday – Saturday
*Bookings are essential

“SINCE OPENING RICK STEIN AT BANNISTERS IN MOLLYMOOK, WE LONG THOUGHT IT WOULD BE EXCITING TO OPEN ANOTHER LOCATION, AND THEN WE FOUND PORT STEPHENS, RIGHT ON THE DOORSTEP OF SOME OF AUSTRALIA’S BEST SEAFOOD.

OUR NEW RESTAURANT FEATURES VAULTED CEILINGS AND A SPECTACULAR BAR, COMPLETE WITH VIEWS OF PORT STEPHENS BAY.

RICK IS NEVER HAPPIER THAN WHEN HE IS WORKING WITH LOCAL SEAFOOD, AND APART FROM THE GREAT FAME OF THE OYSTERS FARMED LOCALLY, PORT STEPHENS HAS SUCH AN AMAZING RANGE OF SEAFOOD FROM LOCAL KING PRAWNS, YELLOWFIN TUNA, BLUE SWIMMER CRAB, AND STOCKTON PIPI’S”

– SARAH AND RICK STEIN.

The Rick Stein at Bannisters restaurant was brought to Port Stephens to take advantage of the incredible seafood that is sourced from the area daily.

The menu can change daily based on what is caught by the local fishermen. From Kingfish, Flathead, John Dory, Sand Whiting, Oysters, Lobster and Tuna, every piece of fresh produce serves as inspiration for new recipes and dishes to be presented to guests.

Rick’s chefs keep dishes simple by choosing ingredients that naturally emphasise fresh seafood produce. Executed to perfection each dish delivers bursts of flavour that can be further complemented with the perfect wine pairing from our sommeliers recommendations.

Fresh seafood…simply cooked.

BOOKING DETAILS...

Book online for groups of up to ten.

Group bookings are a maximum of 10 people.

We’d love to help you celebrate your special occasions. Personalised dessert messages can be arranged and gift vouchers are available for purchase.

We have a fully licensed bar with an extensive wine and cocktail list. Please note we do not accept BYO.

Credit card payments will incur a 1% service fee. There is a 10% surcharge on Sundays and public holidays.

HEAD CHEF MITCHELL TURNER

Head Chef of Bannisters Port Stephens, Mitchell Turner’s passion for cooking began from a young age. Starting out practicing dicing and cutting in his family kitchen to achieving his first head chef position at the age of 21 and working as Sous Chef at the Michelin starred Castle Terrace in Edinburgh.

After returning to Australia, Mitchell joined Rick Stein at Bannisters before becoming Head Chef of The Rooftop Bar and Grill at Bannisters Pavilion. A lifelong enthusiast of Rick Stein seafood, he is thrilled to now be working on the mid north coast with the amazing seafood that is sourced daily.

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STAY AND DINE at Bannisters

TASTE OF PORT STEPHENS
TASTE OF PORT STEPHENS

TASTE OF PORT STEPHENS

Enjoy a mid-week interlude at Bannisters and sample a bite of what Port Stephens has to offer, including a two-course dinner at Rick Stein at Bannisters.

CHRISTMAS AT PORT STEPHENS
CHRISTMAS AT PORT STEPHENS

CHRISTMAS AT PORT STEPHENS

Take Christmas to the coast this year with Bannisters Port Stephens! We’re offering the perfect three night package for those who want to kick back and relax with family this festive season.